— PUNJAB POLICE COMMITTED TO MAKE PUNJAB A SAFE AND SECURE STATE AS PER VISION OF CM BHAGWANT MANN
— THIS IS THIRD SUCH WEAPON SMUGGLING MODULE BUSTED BY AMRITSAR COUNTER INTELLIGENCE TEAM IN LESS THAN A WEEK
CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR : Amidst the ongoing drive to make Punjab a safe and secure state as per the vision of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police on Thursday foiled a major cross-border weapons smuggling bid after recovering four .30 bore pistols from area of village Kakkar in Lopoke of Amritsar.
AIG Counter Intelligence Amritsar Sukhminder Singh Mann said that on the basis of a secret information regarding cross border smuggling of arms and ammunition, a team of Counter Intelligence Amritsar carried out a search operation in the area of village Kakkar and successfully recovered four Pistols along with magazines from a field.
He said that the consignment seems to be delivered via drone but could not be retrieved due to heightened activities of BSF and State Police. Police teams are conducting investigations to identify the sender and retriever of the consignment, he said.
A case FIR No. 18 dated 22-06-23 has been registered under sections 25/54/59 of the Arms Act at PS State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar.
THIRD WEAPON SMUGGLING MODULE BUSTED IN LESS THAN A WEEK
Pertinently, this is the third such cross-border weapon smuggling module busted by the Amritsar Counter Intelligence team in less than a week, taking the total recovery of weapons to 11 pistols along with ammunition.
Earlier on June 16, CI Amritsar had arrested Rajinder Kumar alias Ghudi, Jagjit Singh, Inderjit Singh alias Malhi and Jashandeep Singh alias Boora, all residents of Amritsar after recovering four pistols from their possession.
Similarly, on June 19, another person identified as Rajan Singh of Patti, Tarn Taran was arrested with three .32 bore Pistols along with ammunition.